Press Releases

RESTON, VA – MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after ABC failed to sanction George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week and Good Morning America, for displaying an inexcusable lack of journalistic ethics. On May 14, it was discovered that George Stephanopoulos contributed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failed to disclose the contribution on-air before he grilled the author of “Clinton Cash” on his Sunday morning political show on April 26. MRC President Brent Bozell reacts: “ABC’s refusal to pull George Stephanopoulos off of all 2016 coverage makes it crystal clear that ABC has no intentions of... continue reading
MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Friday on George Stephanopoulos and his Clinton Foundation donation scandal: “George Stephanopoulos' apology and recusal from moderating the 2016 presidential debate is not enough. Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation and his close association with the Clintons make him unfit to play the important role of an impartial, balanced and fair news anchorman on any ABC political based programming involving the 2016 election. He is a Clinton partisan and a liberal commentator and he has been deceiving his audience. ABC is an accomplice to this deception and now has an ethics and integrity... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Under the auspices of the Conservative Action Project (CAP), more than 40 conservative leaders sent a letter to David Rhodes, president of CBS News. The letter slammed Bob Schieffer for his recent bigoted and biased remarks and put forward conservative support for Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins. [Read the full letter ] This past Sunday, Perkins appeared on Face the Nation with CBS’s Bob Schieffer to talk about the same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court. Schieffer said that he was inundated by requests from people that Perkins be disinvited because “you [Perkins] don’t speak... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage. MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, nearly four weeks ago urging him to pull the plug on the new show but have still not received a response. Dan Savage’s vulgarity and violent rhetoric is well-documented. Savage is unapologetic in his promotion of filth masquerading as humor. His... continue reading
RESTON , VA – Media Research Center (MRC) and Family Research Council (FRC) are launching a joint national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of bigoted activist Dan Savage. MRC and FRC contacted Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, more than two weeks ago urging him to put a stop to this atrocity but received no response. [Read the full letter ] A perusal of Dan Savage’s work reveals a career built on advocating violence — even murder — and spewing hatred against people of faith. Savage has spared no... continue reading
RESTON, VA – In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to implement so-called “net neutrality” and in the wake of the FCC releasing details on the new regulations, the Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), announced the formation of the “Free the Internet!” Campaign . The Free Speech Alliance is launching the “Free the Internet!” Campaign to draw attention to and push back against the egregious assault on free speech by left-wing organizations and this administration. The coordinated effort by outside groups and government entities to silence speech must be confronted and... continue reading
RESTON, VA – Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after it was announced that NBCUniversal is shaking up its news division in the wake of a string of embarrassing scandals that have culminated in its suspension of Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News . For several years, NBC News has been plagued with controversy and ineptitude. Because of this, it was announced that former NBC News president Andrew Lack is returning to the network, replacing Pat Fili-Krushel as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacts: “Under the direction of... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell released the following statement on Tuesday after news that M. Stanton Evans had passed away at the age of 80: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Stan Evans. His contributions to journalism and public policy are numerous and notable. Stan ’s legacy will live on in those he knew and inspired. His drafting of Young Americans for Freedom’s Sharon Statement in 1960 and his leadership of the American Conservative Union serve as reminders of the vibrant beginnings of the conservative movement. I was honored to present him with our 2010 William... continue reading
RESTON, VA – A new poll commissioned by the Media Research Center reveals that the tales Brian Williams told – which led to his eventual suspension without pay – have severely undermined his credibility with the American people. In a survey of 1,007 respondents: 66.1% said Brian Williams should have been fired after he was caught in numerous lies. Williams famously lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down over Iraq and seeing a dead body float by his New Orleans hotel during Hurricane Katrina. An overwhelming 71.6% of respondents said that despite Brian Williams’s apology and suspension,... continue reading
MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement Tuesday night in reaction to NBC's decision to suspend Nightly News anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months: “NBC’s lead anchor is exposed as a serial liar who attempts to deceive even when he’s apologizing for his lies. And for that he gets a suspension? One month, two months, six months, six years. Who cares? NBC has decided that news presented by a dishonest superstar is preferable to news presented honorably by anyone else if it means a drop in ratings. But this isn’t supposed to be about ratings. It’s supposed... continue reading